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Sale of 27 non-organic items to be restricted in Sikkim

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

The government has decided to restrict the sale of 27 non-agricultural and horticultural commodities brought from outside to push consumption of only food by people, according to an official notification.

No date for enforcement of the ban has been mentioned specifically in notification, but it may come into force from March 31, the date which had himself announced in the Assembly last week.

Vegetables such as maize and beans, fruits like banana and guava, spices such as ginger and green chilly are among the list of the 27 banned items.

"If there is any contravention to the notification, the commodities (banned) shall be liable to be seized and disposed of," the March 10 notification issued by Additional Chief Secretary, Home, SC Gupta, said.

The notification cited health concerns arising out of consumption of non-food as the reason behind banning 27 items from outside in the state of

The state was declared as an organic state in 2016.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 20:10 IST